By Andrew Pillow
It is no secret that the Common Core was not necessarily universally well received. However, after a long and bitter battle, it was adopted by most states. However, it now appears that not even that is enough to guarantee its usage.
Lee County school district of Florida, just voted to opt out of all statewide, and standardized testing. This sets a precedent that could be replicated in many other districts. Particularly in more conservative areas of the country where the Common Core is less popular.
Superintendent Nancy Graham said following the vote, that the decision “will hurt children” to a chorus of boos.
Consequences for board members and proposals to replace the common core exam where not discussed.
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